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Old July 6th, 2019, 08:21   #931
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How does the size, comfort, and cost of ownership of a 328d wagon compare to a BHW wagon?
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Old July 29th, 2019, 13:57   #932
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Old July 29th, 2019, 14:00   #933
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I have seen this car in person, Bradley did a super clean build.



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Old July 29th, 2019, 15:16   #934
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Old July 31st, 2019, 18:29   #935
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Old August 14th, 2019, 11:17   #936
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I reached a milestone today....I took delivery of my 2014 535dx 6 years ago TODAY on Wednesday 8/14/2013. Only at 128k miles and climbing.

My order for the car was entered into the system on 7/1/2013, a little more than 24 hours after the 535d and 328d models first appeared on BMW's website. I was watching and waiting to pounce on the opportunity the moment it presented itself. The "customer sold" status on the order bumped it ahead of others in the normal build queue and the build started almost the next day. About 2 weeks later, the build was finished and the car spent about a week or so going through all of its quality checks before leaving the factory. Then it spent about a week at the port waiting for enough cars to fill the container ship. It took about a week to come across the pond to the port of entry in NJ. BMW wasted no time in getting the car transported to my BMW dealer (Tulley BMW in Nashua NH).
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Old August 16th, 2019, 05:34   #937
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I reached a milestone today....I took delivery of my 2014 535dx 6 years ago TODAY on Wednesday 8/14/2013. Only at 128k miles and climbing.
My order for the car was entered into the system on 7/1/2013, a little more than 24 hours after the 535d and 328d models first appeared on BMW's website. I was watching and waiting to pounce on the opportunity the moment it presented itself. The "customer sold" status on the order bumped it ahead of others in the normal build queue and the build started almost the next day. About 2 weeks later, the build was finished and the car spent about a week or so going through all of its quality checks before leaving the factory. Then it spent about a week at the port waiting for enough cars to fill the container ship. It took about a week to come across the pond to the port of entry in NJ. BMW wasted no time in getting the car transported to my BMW dealer (Tulley BMW in Nashua NH).
Congrats on your milestone.
I have a 2014 535d xDrive too. I've been receiving notices from BMW for the EGR. My local dealer has the parts in stock, so I'm debating having this done. The car runs fine, so I'm not keen to fix something that hasn't yet broken. Have you had this done proactively? I'm kind of concerned they may mess something up while retrofitting. Any advice? Thanks.
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Old August 16th, 2019, 13:12   #938
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Congrats on your milestone.
I have a 2014 535d xDrive too. I've been receiving notices from BMW for the EGR. My local dealer has the parts in stock, so I'm debating having this done. The car runs fine, so I'm not keen to fix something that hasn't yet broken. Have you had this done proactively? I'm kind of concerned they may mess something up while retrofitting. Any advice? Thanks.
I've been declining the recall at my BMW dealer. I'll deal with it if an issue shows up. My 535dx is only at 128k miles and going strong.

The BMW EGR cooler recall for the N57 engine reminds me of VW dealer horror stories with the PD TDIs where the EGR cooler kept failing (cracking) due to the techs leaving out one hard to reach bolt which mounts the cooler. The car was fine until a VW dealer service department touched the EGR cooler. VW dealers kept replacing EGR coolers multiple times instead of addressing the root cause of failure.

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Old August 17th, 2019, 21:53   #939
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...Don't fix it if it ain't broke, lest one fix until broke.
Thanks, We're of the same opinion on this.
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Old August 20th, 2019, 18:00   #940
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I reached a milestone today....I took delivery of my 2014 535dx 6 years ago TODAY on Wednesday 8/14/2013. Only at 128k miles and climbing.
My order for the car was entered into the system on 7/1/2013, a little more than 24 hours after the 535d and 328d models first appeared on BMW's website. I was watching and waiting to pounce on the opportunity the moment it presented itself. The "customer sold" status on the order bumped it ahead of others in the normal build queue and the build started almost the next day. About 2 weeks later, the build was finished and the car spent about a week or so going through all of its quality checks before leaving the factory. Then it spent about a week at the port waiting for enough cars to fill the container ship. It took about a week to come across the pond to the port of entry in NJ. BMW wasted no time in getting the car transported to my BMW dealer (Tulley BMW in Nashua NH).

Good to hear... I'm only at 55K miles on my 2014 535Dx M Sport.. warranty still for another 2 years. I'm planning on doing a EGR and DPF delete as soon as the warranty goes. Enjoying it with a Stage 2 tune for now.
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Old October 12th, 2019, 06:36   #941
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One observation about the 535D after 20 months of ownership....

The engineers definitely didn't put ease of certain maintenance duties at the forefront of their list.

I've owned diesel VW, Audi and Mercedes vehicles, so I'm comparing it against those.

Did the fuel filter yesterday, and seriously what the F?!?! Every other diesel Ive owned the fuel filter was right there under the hood, loosen a few screws and swap it out in 10 minutes. But this thing, you need to remove at least 15 screws from under the car to remove a few panels to get to the filter. Then when you disconnect the filter you better have a few large towels on hand because the car pisses so much diesel out of the line and filter. Almost an hour job from start to finish with jacking up the car.

Then how about the cabin filters, why in the world would they have the access to them behind the passenger air bag? The air bag needs to come out to get to the filters. Again, almost a 45 minute job because then the filter housing is so far deep under the dash that you almost need a midget to get in there.

So I absolutely LOVE this car, the blend of looks, performance and fuel efficiency are hard to beat. But I guess you can't have it all. Just wish the maintenance was as easy as my previous cars.

I'm at 57K miles now, bought it with 38K. All trouble free so far.
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Old October 12th, 2019, 08:40   #942
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Just did the same thing, but had a friend help who can go under the car. Got some help from online and youtube instructions.

PIA!

Noticed there was some dirt in the stuff that came out of the filter but no water. The pollen filters were a bit easier with only the battery needing to be disconnected. No trouble with the airbag or side panel.

I too prefer the VW diesel filter accessible from the top of the engine. Dunno why BMW insists on it this way, but they even had "security" star heads on some of the screws under the car - presumably to thwart DIY types from trying it.

The topsider engine oil and filter change were easy.
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Old October 12th, 2019, 11:34   #943
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What did you guys use to purge the diesel line after the filter replacement? I have to change fuel filter in my 2014 535d for the first time and I was curious as to what others are using to do this job.
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Old October 12th, 2019, 12:11   #944
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What did you guys use to purge the diesel line after the filter replacement? I have to change fuel filter in my 2014 535d for the first time and I was curious as to what others are using to do this job.
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Good question.

From what I read before doing this, there is a purge valve built in some place. The only thing purging the system will do is bypass the long few cranks the car will do initially.

I didn't purge it.. just installed the new filter and went to start the car.

On the first start the car cranked over probably 20 times before it finally fired up. I let it run about a minute or two and then shut it off. Went to start it again and again it must have cranked about 15 times before firing up... let it run a few minutes and thats it. Now it starts up like before every time, it must have bled out the air already. I was running errands in the car today so already started it 4-5 times with no issues.

Good luck and let me know if you need any help.

You'll need a 8mm socket for the panels and a 10mm socket for the plastic bracket that holds the filter. Then a flathead and a phillips for the clamps attaching the lines.

Get plenty of towels ready.. lol
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I filled the new filter with diesel but ended up with too much air in the system. Better next time to use a Bimmercode app to prime it....
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